60 amphibious armored transporters, which will be equipped with the Ukrainian navy, will be delivered this year, according to Yakov Mormilo, director of the Morozov Machine Construction Design Office in Kharkiv.
The armored personnel carrier will be an advanced variant of BTR-4 fitted with an amphibious kit.
The new personnel carrier will support expeditionary mobility capability and capacity with balanced levels of performance, protection, and payload. Both sea and land performance are important capabilities for the Marines as they want to execute their missions quickly and effectively.
The BTR-4EM will maintain speed similar to the BTR-4 during sustained operations ashore and have the capability to provide organic, direct fire support to dismounted infantry in the attack.